Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stormzy: Oxford University turned down my scholarship offer

Stormzy has accused Oxford University of rejecting his offer to fund two scholarships for black British students, a proposal which has since been...

School asks BBC Children in Need to cover funding gap

A cash-strapped school has turned to BBC Children in Need for funding to support disadvantaged pupils. Downshall primary school in Ilford, east London, which...

Council plans free school meals all year to tackle 'holiday hunger'

A Scottish council plans to provide free meals to children who need them 365 days a year, in a scheme that will be...

How to appeal if you fail at university

What do you do if you fail a university exam, or worse still, get thrown off your course completely? Usually you accept the...

Why does British theatre leave working-class actors waiting in the wings?

When Irfan Samji was growing up in Ladbroke Grove, west London, a career on stage seemed “a pretty outlandish idea”. His parents –...

Families go to high court to oppose Hackney council SEN cuts

A group of families have gone to the high court in London to try to overturn local authority cuts to special educational needs...

Can you solve it? Ace these tennis teasers

The peculiarities of tennis throw up some nice problems. When better to ponder them than on the opening day of Wimbledon? 1) Ashleigh Barty...

Widespread student loans fraud exposed

Extensive fraud in Britain’s student loan system has been uncovered by a BBC Panorama investigation, prompting calls for a police inquiry to...

A-level maths results for 78 students withheld after leak of paper

The UK’s biggest exam board has confirmed that 78 students have had their exam results withheld following a leak of an A-level maths...

‘Symbolically posh’ Bristol University expanding to wrong side of tracks

In the well-heeled district of Clifton in Bristol, with its Georgian crescents and French brasseries, 100% of school leavers go to university. Yet...

Students who commute to university are getting a raw deal | David Morris

UK universities are unusual in many ways, particularly when compared to equivalent systems in Europe and our Antipodean cousins. One its most distinctive...

Empty nests: ‘I don’t want to be their friend on Facebook’ because it’s their...

It’s never been easier for parents to stay in touch with their student children. That sounds good, but it has brought new dilemmas....

Sixth form funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says IFS

Funding for school sixth formers has fallen by more than a fifth in the past eight years amid declining investment in post-16 education,...

Kate Clanchy: ‘Poetry makes children feel important, that they’re heard’

Kate Clanchy is an award-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer and teacher. She is writer-in-residence at Oxford Spires Academy, a small comprehensive where the...

England region plans world-first for climate change teaching

A region of northern England plans to become the first place in the world to have a UN-accredited climate change teacher in every...

Teachers ‘forced special needs child to make a list of his faults’

A 10-year-old boy with special needs who complained of bullying was forced by staff to listen to classmates listing the reasons they didn’t...

Blame cuts – not headteachers – for school exclusions | Laura McInerney

Have you heard the stories about headteachers callously excluding children to make their school’s results improve? In a few instances, it’s true. But...

Tougher GCSEs widen gap between poorer and better-off pupils

The introduction of new, tougher GCSE exams in England has led to a widening gap in the results achieved by disadvantaged pupils compared...

Homesickness at university: is there a cure?

James Mahoney, 19, who has just started university in Glasgow, says his homesickness was triggered by a bad date. He didn’t get on...

Schools told to stop using exclusions to boost their results

Schools will be forced to be accountable for the exam results of pupils they exclude, under a plan backed by an independent review...

Forest schools: is yours more a marketing gimmick than an outdoors education?

Ash trees rustle in the breeze while beneath them muddy children run free, collecting leaves and searching for bugs in the shadows. This...

We'll make badly behaved pupils repeat a year, say academies

An academy chain has been criticised for saying it will hold pupils back a year if they break school behaviour rules. Outwood Grange Academy...